Wine Review: 2008 La Cocina Tempranillo
To me, there’s nothing like a good Tempranillo. Tempranillo is often referred to as Spain’s “noble grape,” and it is used to make bold wines with lots of character.
Tempranillo is one of a combination of wines that makes Rioja, the famous red wine of Spain. But Tempranillo is wonderful by itself as well. It’s a full-bodied red wine that is well-balanced by a signature dusty, earthy taste. It’s a great sipping wine, perfect for sharing amongst friends.
The 2008 La Cocina Tempranillo is a great wine for red wine lovers in search of a good deal (and who isn’t?) For around $10 a bottle, it’s a great weeknight wine. This is a ripe, rich wine that would pair equally well with a simply grilled steak or pasta in a simple tomato sauce. It’s got a pleasant earthiness that’s reminiscent of dust and leather backed up by juicy raspberries. It’s a no-frills wine perfect for a night of toasting good times with friends and family. Pick up a bottle and savor it.